Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: Join the Club by Charlie Cochet

Join the Club
(Four Kings Security #3)
by Charlie Cochet
Release Date: November 19, 2018
Genre: M/M Romance

Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option. As co-owner of Four Kings Security, Lucky works hard alongside his former brothers-in-arms and fellow Kings, but he also plays hard. Flirting with sexy Texas cowboy and detective, Mason Cooper, is too much fun to resist, until Mason turns the tables on him.

Mason Cooper may not be a soldier, but he’s fought his share of battles as an openly gay cop and now a detective for Major Crimes. Mason has no idea when things changed between him and Lucky, but the gorgeous, fiery Cuban has turned his world upside down. When a mistake leads to his suspension from the force, Mason turns to the least likely person for help: Ward Kingston.

Determined to keep Mason at arms’ length, Lucky is surprised to find the man at Four Kings Security. The Florida nights might be getting cooler, but the heat between Lucky and Mason burns hotter with every passing moment. Working private security can be dangerous and unpredictable, but so can falling in love.

We are back with the Kings, the tight knit group of ex-Special Forces. Join the Club is the story of Lucky and Mason, the cowboy Detective, who is also Ace's ex-boyfriend. From previous books, we knew that Lucky and Mason had something going on and their flirting is very obvious to everyone. I forgotten about the drama that cause them to be pissed at each other and at the beginning of this book, they haven't been in contact for 2 months. Suffice to said, things progress really fast as per the style of the last book. From not talking for 2 months, they reluctantly thrown together for an assignment and proceed to fuck within hours. I guess I have to just roll with it.

Mason was suspended from his job due to a minor mistake on his part and he decided to take up some freelance work with the Kings. It seems to me Kings treat him as someone permanent, telling him all about the company and whatnot. I'm actually skeptical about the whole thing. Can a police detective actually work freelance while being suspended? 

Lucky and Mason get together rather quick after reunited again, there isn't much sexual tension, but plenty of chemistry. I wonder why did Mason and Ace broke up, what makes Lucky different that Mason manage to be true to himself and reveal his dark past. Part of the drama towards the end is about Mason's past coming back to haunt him. 

Overall, Join the Club had a similar tone to the previous two books, some really hot sex, great camaraderie between the guys, Ace is crazy as ever and some suspense. Right now, I can't wait for King's story. The stuck up bossman is the most fascinating character the series.